SICCI highlights investment potential in SI

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) highlighted what Solomon Islands as a country has to offer in terms of potential for business to invest during the 2019 Papua New Guinea Investment Conference. The conference was held in Sydney, Australia from 19-20 August 2019. This is the second successive year SICCI has been…

Tourism Solomons’ Freda Unusi steps down

One of the more high-profile identities on the South Pacific tourism scene, Tourism Solomons’ Freda Unusi has stepped down from the marketing manager role she has held for almost ten years. Announcing the news, Tourism Solomons chairman, Chris Hapa said while the team was very sorry to see Freda leave, the organisation would reflect on…

Kokonut Pacific launches new coconut products

KOKONUT Pacific Solomon Islands limited launched three of its new products on Thursday in Honiara. They include Coconut Kefir, Coconut Yoghurt and Coconut Niubiks. The coconut Kefir was made of coconut water and bacteria probiotics, the coconut Yoghurt was made of coconut cream and bacteria while coconut Niubiks was made of coconut meat after the…

Aligegeo school resumes classes

ALIGEGEO Provincial Secondary School in Malaita province resumed classes starting this week. The school suspended its classes last week after their dining hall was razed by fire. This has forced the school administration and management to suspend classes and send all students back to their respective homes. Malaita Province Premier Daniel Suidani confirmed to Solomon star Friday…

Bio-security Deal sealed

SI-PNG signs milestone Biosecurity MoU The recently concluded Joint Border Committee (JBC) in Gizo, Western Province has acknowledged the signing of a milestone Biosecurity Memorandum of Agreement (MoU) between Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea in Honiara on August 27. The signing of the MoU between Biosecurity SI (BSI) and PNG National Agriculture and Quarantine…

Varley: police chiefs forum was a success

THE annual Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police Forum that was held in Pago Pago, American Samoa, last week was a successful one for the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF). Police Commissioner Matthew Varley said the meeting with other police chiefs across the Pacific was productive for our police force. “The theme of that meeting…

WEST BACKS CHINA MOVE

THE Western Provincial Government (WPG) has officially declared its strong stance for the country to formally switch ties from the Republic of China (ROC) – Taiwan to Peoples Republic of China (PRC). In a press statement issued by the WPG media officer Brian Beti over the weekend, the Western provincial executive has announced its support …

Tests show VFresh Water is of ‘quality’

ONE of Honiara’s bottled water companies, VFresh Beverage Production, has been given a clean bill of product quality. Tests the National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) carried out on VFresh bottled waters this month confirmed this. “…yes I can confirm that we’ve done tests on VFresh water and the results show they’ve met the health requirement,”…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Murder accused to face High Court tomorrow* Suspended officer to be sentenced * Mabo to front court today Murder accused to face High Court tomorrow   THE man accused of the murder of another man at Renbel Province in April will be facing the High Court for the first time tomorrow. Bruno Sapa who faces…

Hou pleased with CLTS program 

THE Minister of Development Planning and Aid Coordination Rick Hou was pleased with the Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) program in North Malaita. This followed a combine visit by the Minister of Health and Medical service Dickson Mua and Mr Hou to North Malaita last Saturday. Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) is an innovative methodology…